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Drugs Need to be Properly Tested Before Being Put Into Use

20 Mar 2020

The Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. is under pressure to fast track drugs that may be helpful in the treatment of COVID-19. Remdesivir, originally approved for Ebola, may be helpful, as...

The Word "Quarantine" Comes from the Italian Word "Forty Days"

6 Feb 2020

The term derives from “quaranta giorni,” meaning 40 days, and traces back to the 14th century when the city of Dubrovnik, now in Croatia, was under Venetian rule. The Great Pestilence, or the Great...

Nonsense About the Coronavirus Goes Viral

31 Jan 2020

It started with a video of a woman, supposedly in Wuhan, eating a bat. The inference, with racist overtones, is that the Chinese habit of consuming strange foods has now put the population of the...

Ebola Scams are Sickening

20 Mar 2017

We’ve seen it before. A medical crisis emerges and the scam artists crawl out of the woodwork. Fearful citizens pop open their wallets and fork out hard-earned money for nonsensical “cures.” When...

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